Child sex ring

Waikato Times - - News -

A Tau­ranga man used so­cial mes­sen­ger apps pop­u­lar with youth and a folder named af­ter a pop­u­lar Amer­i­can TV dance show to dis­trib­ute more than a thou­sand child abuse im­ages and videos. The 46-year-old man pleaded guilty to three charges re­lated to sup­ply­ing and pos­ses­sion of im­ages and video of child sex­ual abuse in the Tau­ranga District Court on Mon­day. The man, who has name sup­pres­sion, pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty to five other counts of the same of­fence. The court heard mes­sen­ger apps Kik and Chat­step were used to send to the im­ages. The man has been given name sup­pres­sion un­til Novem­ber 21 and will reap­pear for sen­tenc­ing on Jan­uary 15, 2018.

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